Turbulence modulation in particle-laden stationary homogeneous shear turbulence using one-dimensional turbulence
Journal article, 2020

Turbulence modulation in particle-laden stationary homogeneous shear turbulence (HST) is investigated using one-dimensional turbulence (ODT), a low-dimensional stochastic flow simulation model. For this purpose, an ODT formulation previously used to study turbulence modulation in forced homogeneous isotropic turbulence (HIT) is extended, so that the model emulates the anisotropic character of HST and, potentially, anisotropic turbulence in general. This is done by limiting the kinetic-energy redistribution during an eddy event to an exchange involving two velocity components, where the three possible choices of the omitted component define three eddy types whose relative likelihoods control the anisotropy. Comparisons of ODT and direct-numerical-simulation results with reference to signatures of turbulence modulation are the basis of a broader ODT parameter study that is reported. Owing to the reduced dimensionality of ODT, it is found that the fidelity of the model for single-phase HST does not extend to particle effects on flow anisotropy, but for quantities averaged over components, parametric trends are captured. The consistent approach to case comparisons that was introduced in the HIT study to evaluate sensitivities to particle-phase parameters in a given flow configuration is extended here to a cross-comparison of HST and HIT model results, and its efficacy is again confirmed. The results provide an overall characterization of the potential for ODT to support the incorporation of particle-induced turbulence modulation into subgrid-scale closures of large-eddy simulations.

Author

Marco Fistler

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Combustions and Sprays

Alan R. Kerstein

Alan Kerstein Consultant

Scott Wunsch

Johns Hopkins University

Michael Oevermann

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Combustions and Sprays

Brandenburg University of Technology

Physical Review Fluids

2469990X (eISSN)

Vol. 5 12 124303

Holistic Approach of Spray Injection through a Generalized Multi-phase Framework

European Commission (EC), 2016-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Other Physics Topics

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.124303

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